Postgraduate Studies

M.Phil Computer Science

POLICY GOVERNING ADMISSION TO MPHIL PROGRAMME

Candidates who have between 3.00 - 3.49 on a 5 point scale or 50% -54% cumulative average in their MSc degree may be admitted into the MPhil programme. The MPhil programme shall be for two years (4 Semesters). In the first year, the MPhil candidate will be expected to complete the first year (2 Semesters) of PhD coursework. In the second year, the MPhil candidate will complete the MPhil through research and production of the MPhil dissertation. The MPhil must be completed with a minimum of 60% average score or CGPA of 4.0/5.0 for the candidate to be eligible to regular admission into the PhD in Computer Science programme. After the successful completion of all requirements for the MPhil, the candidate may directly proceed to the second year of the PhD programme.

The MPhil in Computer Science from Babcock University with a minimum proficiency level of 60% or CGPA of 4.0/5.0, will count for the first year of the PhD programme, with the student commencing the activities of the second year of the PhD programme of study.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

To complete the MPhil Computer Science program the candidate must take and pass a minimum of 37 credits of PhD first year level courses and a Dissertation as follows:

Coursework:                    = 29 credits

Dissertation                     = 8 credits

Total:                           37 credits                  

Curriculum for the MPhil Computer Science Programme

 

 

1st Year

2nd Year

Course Code

Course Title

1st
Sem

2nd
Sem

1st
Sem

2nd
Sem

 

General Courses

 

 

 

 

GEDS 901

Personal and Family wholeness

2

 

 

 

GEDS 902

Advanced Statistics

 

2

 

 

GEDS 911

Research Proposal and Writing

2

 

 

 

GEDS 912

Advanced Research Design

 

2

 

 

 

CORE COURSES

 

 

 

 

COSC 901

Survey of Recent Development in IT Industry

3

 

 

 

COSC 911

Theory & Formal Models of Computation

3

 

 

 

COSC 914

Ethical Issues in Computing Science

 

3

 

 

COSC 803

Research Seminar (Masters)

 

 

3

 

COSC 912

Advanced Design & Analysis of Algorithm

 

3

 

 

COSC 922

Advanced Research Methods in Computer Science

 

3

 

 

COSC 890

MPhil Dissertation

 

 

(8)

8

 

ELECTIVES

 

 

 

 

COSC 931

Advanced Database System

(3)

 

 

 

COSC 981

Advanced IT Project Management

(3)

 

 

 

 

Total  37

13

13

3

8

NOTE:
Students are to select at least one elective course in the first semester in the MPhil programme.